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We are Van Life adventurers sharing what we have learned with the world. When we began our journey and lifestyle, we didn’t know what we were doing. We just knew we wanted to travel slow and visit places in North America we had not yet seen.

The Van Life way of life can be embraced by traveling full time or part time with manufactured vans or custom van conversions.

At Van Life By Design, we explore all of it.


Traveling to National Parks, State Parks and other interesting places is our personal mission. America and Canada have so many amazing destinations, we are constantly planning where we want to go next.

For us, traveling is the point of Van Life. Rambling down a 2-lane highway is the best way to see this great country. Most days, we do not have an agenda or schedule to follow.

We let road signs and interesting landmarks lead the way.


Whether you’re traveling solo or with a significant other, there is much to consider.

Living in a van for long periods of time has its pros and cons. Meal planning, cooking, maintaining health, safety, personal hygiene, and general maintenance on a van can be a challenge when living on the road.

Our lifestyle stories explore all of these topics and more.

Our Favorite Places


Sedona, Arizona is a place of inspiration – almost magic. There are so many amazing things to do and places to explore, it is a travel category to itself.

South Dakota

South Dakota is a great place to lose yourself in nature. We love the Badlands and Custer State Park, located in the southwest corner of the state.


Arizona is one of the most diverse states in America. Everyone knows about its desert terrain, but that’s only part of the story in this state.


What’s not to like about Utah? The state is chalked full of unique and awe-inspiring places. The National Parks are stunning, but don’t forget to visit the state parks too.


Texas has beaches, grasslands, canyons, and rustic culture. The state has different regions with varied vibes. One thing sure – The people of Texas love their state.


Colorado has mountains as far as the eye can see. Every ridge and mountaintop begs to be climbed. We are doing everything we can to oblige.

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